|Hattie Lou Kabotie
Hopi Tribe (Tribal Member)
One of the many American Indians to complete their High School education at the Haskell (Lawrence, Kansas) Indian Boarding School in the 1950’s. Was one of the few American Indian women in the 1960’s to pursue and receive a Bachelor of Science at the University of Arizona. Continuing her educational pursuit she received a Master’s of Science, with a specialist credential, in Early Childhood Education from California State University at Fullerton with partial graduate work accomplished at the University of California at Riverside. Mrs. Kabotie began teaching at a Junior High School in Snowflake, Arizona, and was then offered to teach at Sherman Indian High School. She and many others during the 1960’s became the first wave of American Indian credentialed teachers to teach at Sherman Indian High School, Riverside, California. Leaving Sherman she taught for the next 30 years in the Corona-Norco Unified School District as a Kindergarten teacher at the same time working as a consultant to the Title IV Program in the Riverside Unified School District, helping develop a curriculum dealing with the Native American Indians and getting American Indian parents to become involved with their children’s education through the Title IV Program. Finally, during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s she taught, (part-time) at the Riverside Community College in Riverside, CA, Early Childhood Development. Retired from teaching in 1997, Mrs. Kabotie is now active in the California Retired Teachers Association and is a member of the American Association of University Women.